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Title: Effects of lanthanum on the cadmium uptake of pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas
Authors: Guo-Qing, Huang
Dong-Feng, Wang
Keywords: Rare earth element;Lanthanum;Cd bioaccumulation;Marine bivalve;Ca2+-channel blocker
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: La3+ is a typical Ca2+-channel blocker and its effect on the bioaccumulation of Cd2+ in Crassostrea gigas was investigated in this work. The oysters were exposed to 5, 10 and 25 μmol/L La(NO3)3 in the presence of 25 μg/L Cd for 12 days and the variations of Cd bioaccumulation as well as Ca and Zn contents were determined. La3+ in the three levels inhibited Cd bioaccumulation by up to 36%, 44% and 25% respectively on day 12. Organ-level analysis revealed that La3+ possibly exerted its inhibitory action by delaying the saturated absorption of Cd in the gill. La3+ antagonized the negative effects of Cd2+ on Ca content, but 25 μmol/L La3+ significantly decreased the Zn content in the oysters. It was concluded that La3+ markedly influenced the metal metabolism of Crassostrea gigas and the presence of La3+ must be considered in marine pollution assessment by using oysters as bioindicator.
Page(s): 653-657
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.45(05) [May 2016]

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